I want to make a scanner, or maybe a "modeler".
Background info keywords:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtfD_rJ2hE <- NOTE THIS PROJECT IS WAY WAY MORE ADVANCED, I WANT A HIGHLY SIMPLIFIED VERSION OF THIS.
https://www.physicsforums.com/proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.dailymail.co.uk%2Fi%2Fpix%2F2014%2F01%2F15%2Farticle-2539962-1AAFD4DD00000578-400_306x317.jpg&hash=18c044d58272f31902c0c6194ba64eba <- PICTURE
OR JUST GOOGLE IMAGES: PIN SCREEN
I want to make something that detects where each position is on a Z-axis (their x and y coordinates are fixed). So just a third number per-pin would allow me to map out the entire layout of the pins. I am not too sure if this has been done before or not. If anyone knows of a product that does this I would really appreciate more info.
THE ARDUINO PROJECT:
- Something that takes feedback from each pin and maps it out in the computer.
- How to read the feedback? (what sensor can I use, note that there will be hundreds of these sensors, so they have to be preferably small. Are there some very small linear position detectors? is an optical detector better? (I WOULD PREFER IT TO BE STURDY, i wanna play with it).
Im thinking it should be something similar to how TVs work, with a pixel-matrix but instead this would be a matrix of position feedback, and I think it would be simpler than a TV since each channel only gives out 1 feedback (Z-position) instead of an RGB code (3 codes per pixel).
Anyone have some ideas on how to develop this project.